How China came to dominate the South China Sea | Counting the Cost

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    In March, more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels occupied a reef off the coast of the Philippines.

    They were manned not by fishermen but ex-navy officers, who operate nearly identical vessels estimated to number 3,000.

    China, which claims the South China Sea as its own, has built a navy that is bigger in number than the United States’.

    Graham Ong-Webb, adjunct fellow at RSIS, explains how China came to dominate the sea.

    Plus: Heejung Chung, reader in sociology and social policy at the University of Kent, tells us if the four-day week could become a reality.

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